Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 3, 2012)
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Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she's a girl who doesn't believe in second chances, a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom's diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life--and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She's got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who's been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.It's been awhile since I read a chick-lit that I absolutely loved.
It's time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she's willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last....
Bittersweet was so good. It's up there with all of my favorite Sarah Dessen novels.
I loved Hudson's sarcastic attitude. Every time she would think up something sarcastic or worry about unnecessary things, I could relate. I thought it was hilarious that she (literally) ran into her crush and all she could think about is how her hair smells like bacon from working at her moms diner all night.
The whole cupcake theme was adorable! I loved reading all the cupcake descriptions. Every single one made me want to jump up and just start baking cupcakes.
The one that stood out to me the most was: Chocolate Banana Snap Crackle Popcakes - Cold banana cupcakes topped with milk chocolate icing, sliced strawberries, and Rice Krispies; served in a bowl with a spoon and a splash of split milk (to cry over)
This book reminded me a whole lot of the movie Whip It. So I imagined Hudson looking like Ellen Page. Which worked out perfectly, because I lovelovelove Ellen Page.
It was definitely one of those cute, easy reads. And if you love Sarah Dessen then you will devour Bittersweet!
Profanity - Heavy
Sexual - Mild
Other - Moderate